[Mediawiki-i18n] promoting likely cross-wiki language links

Amir E. Aharoni amir.aharoni at mail.huji.ac.il
Wed Feb 11 19:30:13 UTC 2015

The current way is the Compact language links beta feature. Try it, it's
pretty awesome :)

I hope to make it default some time soon.

Very briefly, currently it shows at the top languages selected by
geolocation, and languages that the user clicked in the past (stored in a
cookie). We also plan to add featured articles to the list (and now that
Wikidata annotates them semantically, we don't really have a technical
excuse not to do that ;) ).

Amir Elisha Aharoni · אָמִיר אֱלִישָׁע אַהֲרוֹנִי
‪“We're living in pieces,
I want to live in peace.” – T. Moore‬

2015-02-11 21:08 GMT+02:00 S Page <spage at wikimedia.org>:

> At the Monthly Metrics meeting Asaf gave the example of Ukrainian speakers
> getting Google results for Russian wikipedia articles even though there are
> good articles on uk.wikipedia.org.
> Can the list of language links be aware of these situations and present
> likely wiki versions of interest higher up?
> I tried this with the ru version of the Ukranian language page,
> https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%A3%D0%BA%D1%80%D0%B0%D0%B8%D0%BD%D1%81%D0%BA%D0%B8%D0%B9_%D1%8F%D0%B7%D1%8B%D0%BA
> , and it seems the link to the uk wiki article is starred (yay), but is way
> way down a long list, I had to scroll down six screens. Maybe it's ranked
> higher if your language is ru or uk.
> Cheers,
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> =S Page  WMF Tech writer
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